New Jersey's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

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New Jersey's 1st Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Donald Norcross Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Vacant
Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

FairVote's Monopoly Politics: Safe D[2]
Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[3]


New Jersey U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 1st Congressional District of New Jersey held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Donald Norcross (D), a New Jersey state senator, defeated Garry Cobb (R), former NFL football player for the Philadelphia Eagles, Scot John Tomaszewski ("We Deserve Better"), Mike Berman ("Of the People"), Margaret Chapman ("Change Is Needed"), Donald Letton (Democratic-Republican) and Robert Shapiro ("Stop Boss Politics") in the general election.

Norcross also won a concurrent special election to fill the vacancy left by former Rep. Rob Andrews (D).[4] He defeated Cobb (R), Tomaszewski ("We Deserve Better"), Letton (Democratic-Republican) and Shapiro ("Stop Boss Politics") in the special election.

The Cook Political Report rated this race as "Solid Democratic."[5]

Incumbent Rob Andrews (D) resigned from the U.S. House on February 4, 2014. He left office on February 18 and began working at the Dilworth Paxson law firm.[6] Andrews had been under investigation for ethics violations, including the use of campaign funds to pay for a family vacation. Andrews denied any connection between the investigation and his resignation, stating, "It is very much a decision that is a personal and family decision."[6] On April 2, Gov. Chris Christie announced the special election to fill the seat, which was held on November 4, 2014, the same day as the general election.[7]

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 31, 2014
June 3, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: New Jersey is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[8][9][10]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by May 13, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 14, 2014 (21 days before election).[11]

See also: New Jersey elections, 2014

Incumbent: Rob Andrews (D), who was first elected in 1990, resigned from Congress in February 2014 to take a job with a prominent Philadelphia law firm.[12][6] His resignation left the seat vacant until Donald Norcross took office on November 12, 2014.[6][13]

New Jersey's 1st Congressional District is located in the southwestern portion of the state and includes most of Camden County and parts of Gloucester County.[14]

Candidates

General election candidates


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Election results

General election

U.S. House, New Jersey District 1 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDonald Norcross 57.2% 86,586
     Republican Garry Cobb 39.7% 60,088
     We Deserve Better Scot John Tomaszewski 1.1% 1,632
     Of the People Mike Berman 0.4% 604
     Change Is Needed Margaret Chapman 0.7% 1,012
     Democratic-Republican Donald Letton 0.3% 423
     Stop Boss Politics Robert Shapiro 0.7% 1,008
Total Votes 151,353
Source: New Jersey Division of Elections Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Primary election

U.S. House, New Jersey District 1 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGarry Cobb 68.3% 6,405
Claire Gustafson 14.3% 1,337
Gerard McManus 9.2% 863
Lee Lucas 8.2% 767
Total Votes 9,372
Source: New Jersey Division of Elections - Official Election Results
U.S. House, New Jersey District 1 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDonald Norcross 72.1% 18,504
Frank Broomell, Jr. 15.1% 3,871
Frank Minor 12.9% 3,303
Total Votes 25,678
Source: New Jersey Division of Elections - Official Election Results

Special election results

New Jersey's 1st Congressional District held a special election concurrent with the regular general election. This election filled the vacancy left by former Rep. Rob Andrews (D), who resigned in February 2014 to begin working at the Dilworth Paxson law firm.[4] Norcross won the special election as well as the general election.

U.S. House, New Jersey District 1 Special Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDonald Norcross 57.3% 85,923
     Republican Garry Cobb 39.8% 59,710
     We Deserve Better Scot John Tomaszewski 1.5% 2,201
     Democratic-Republican Donald Letton 0.4% 613
     Stop Boss Politics Robert Shapiro 1% 1,491
Total Votes 149,938
Source: New Jersey Division of Elections Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Campaign contributions

Rob Andrews

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below were Andrews' reports before he announced his resignation.[18]

Rob Andrews (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[19]April 15, 2013$491,519.32$76,647.97$(230,008.34)$338,158.95
July Quarterly[20]July 15, 2013$338,158.95$288,842.01$(135,749.10)$491,251.86
October Quarterly[21]October 15, 2013$491,251.86$187,782.51$(168,613.17)$510,421.20
Year-End Quarterly[22]December 31, 2013$510,421$213,235$(91,188)$567,375
Running totals
$766,507.49$(625,558.61)

Donald Norcross

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Norcross' reports.[23]

Donald Norcross (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[24]April 15, 2014$0.00$378,539.81$(25,254.11)$353,285.70
Pre-Primary[25]May 22, 2014$353,285.70$175,658.52$(98,819.40)$430,124.82
July Quarterly[26]July 15, 2014$430,124.82$368,226.34$(191,136.55)$607,214.61
October Quarterly[27]October 15, 2014$607,214.61$665,528.88$(1,142,746.85)$129,996.64
Pre-General[28]October 23, 2014$129,996.64$235,445.00$(163,964.90)$201,476.74
Running totals
$1,823,398.55$(1,621,921.81)

Garry Cobb

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Cobb's reports.[29]

Garry Cobb (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[30]April 15, 2014$0.00$0.00$(0.00)$0.00
Pre-Primary[31]October 15, 2014$0.00$16,952.41$(6,312.26)$10,640.15
July Quarterly[32]October 15, 2014$10,640.15$20,895.14$(18,002.67)$13,532.62
October Quarterly[33]October 15, 2014$13,532.62$58,498.54$(60,924.80)$11,106.36
Pre-General[34]October 22, 2014$11,106.36$2,710.00$(4,639.34)$9,177.02
Running totals
$99,056.09$(89,879.07)

Scot John Tomaszewski

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Tomaszewski's reports.[35]

Scot John Tomaszewski Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[36]July 14, 2014$0$0$(0)$0
October Quarterly[37]October 14, 2014$0$0$(0)$0
Pre-General[38]October 29, 2014$0$0$(0)$0
Running totals
$0$(0)

District history

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2012

On November 6, 2012, Rob Andrews (D) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Greg Horton, Margaret Chapman and John William Reitter in the general election.

U.S. House, New Jersey District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRob Andrews Incumbent 68.2% 210,470
     Republican Greg Horton 30% 92,459
     Green John William Reitter 1.4% 4,413
     Independent Margaret Chapman 0.4% 1,177
Total Votes 308,519
Source: New Jersey Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Rob Andrews won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Dale Glading (R), Mark Heacock (Green), Margaret M. Chapman (Time for Change) and Nicky I. Petrutz (Defend American Constitution) in the general election.[39]

U.S. House, New Jersey District 1 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRob Andrews incumbent 63.2% 106,334
     Republican Dale Glading 34.8% 58,562
     Green Mark Heacock 0.9% 1,593
     Time for Change Margaret M. Chapman 0.7% 1,257
     Defend American Constitution Nicky I. Petrutz 0.3% 521
Total Votes 168,267

See also

External links

References

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